The “Treehouse" is nestled in a little valley surrounded by giant eucalyptus trees, covered in vines. Listen to the babbling creek below, have coffee or tea on the deck & watch the trees sway. Read on carefully for more important info...
The "Treehouse" is the lower unit of a duplex that is nestled in a little valley in Sausalito. It is built on pilings, on a hillside, surrounded by giant eucalyptus trees that are covered in vines, and because you are about mid-way up the tree it feels as if we are in an actual treehouse! The deck is a perfect place to have your morning coffee or tea, while sitting in the sun and watching the trees sway in the breeze. Below you can sometimes hear the babbling creek (when we've had enough rainfall).
The apartment is small and quaint with one SHARED bathroom and two bedrooms. Your bedroom has a full size or double bed. There is a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, and a small kitchen and dining area.
If and when possible, I can pick you up at the bus station at "Spencer Avenue/Monte Mar Drive" or from the ferry drop off, from San Francisco. Otherwise the Marin Airporter will offer to call a taxi to meet you there and bring you down to my apartment. I have a lock-box so guests can come in even if I'm not home.
If you have a car, there is street parking very close by, within 1 block. There is No Parking in RED painted zones, and there are white markings showing where you CAN park on the road. You can drive up and drop off luggage and then go park the car.
I welcome guests from around the world. I hope you will consider visiting this wonderful location, right in the middle of where you want to be and where you want to go!
If you are interested, please send me an email and tell me a little about yourself, who you are traveling with, and why you want to come to Sausalito. And please share with me what you are looking for in a short or long term visit. Thanks!
Guests are welcome to share the kitchen and I will be sure to make room for food in cabinets and the fridge. There is a lovely little grocery store just down the hill on Caledonia street, called DRIVER'S Market, where you can get anything you need. When using the kitchen, I just ask that you help to keep it tidy, and clean up afterwards.
The bathroom is shared, and I have provided towels, shampoo, conditioner and soap for guests. There is also a hair dryer and space in a cabinet to leave toiletries.
The living room is cozy and there is a wood-burning fireplace available for use. Guests may need to purchase wood bundles, although I sometimes have wood available. Wood can be purchased at Molly Stones grocery store in Sausalito.
Interaction with guests
My interaction with guests varies depending on my schedule.
I work 8AM-5PM and have a 45min commute Mon-Fri. Evenings I often go to yoga. Weekends I like to venture out and play in the Bay Area. Sometimes guests will join me!
Depending on my plans, and the plans my guests have, we may hang at my place, cook together, make a fire in the fireplace and have a glass of wine or cup of tea or coffee on occasion. Or we may both be fully booked with things to do, and we only see one another in passing! I normally like to at least share some time getting to know my guests, however, and I will make an effort to at least plan one sit down during their stay.
On occasion I'm traveling and I may not see my guests at all, in which case the lock-box comes in very handy. :-)
Other things to note
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: My upstairs neighbor is a professional French Horn player and can sometimes be heard practicing during the day!
Here are a few basic house rules. I like to keep my home as stress-free as possible, and I do my best to maintain a healthy, clean, peaceful atmosphere. I am very social and love conversation, cooking, and sharing good wine with guests and friends. I am also very respectful and mindful of others' privacy. It is a small living environment, and as with any co-living/visiting situation, communication is key!
Keep the common areas of the apartment clean and tidy. I am a big believer in the power of Feng Shui! Also, NO SMOKING in or around the apartment, please.
No pets. Sorry :-(
Please do not invite additional guests to the apartment without asking and receiving my permission.
Typically 10PM to 8AM during the week and 12AM to 10AM on weekends. Exceptions can happen and should be communicated with me and the upstairs neighbors! Thanks!
I'm originally from Minneapolis, and I've lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over ten years. I have a wonderful community here!
I earned an MBA in Sustainable Enterprise (Green MBA) from Dominican University of CA and my undergraduate degree is Spanish and Portuguese. I have traveled fairly extensively in Latin America and a little in Europe, and I always seek authentic, local experiences, both as a visitor and to provide, as a host.
I serve on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit, 100% volunteer-run organization called For The Bayou. We have events to raise awareness and funds for wetland restoration in South Louisiana, something I am very passionate about!
I enjoy music, dancing, eating, cooking, hiking, biking, traveling, singing and spending time with my dear friends. I also love to garden and/or farm (I WWOOFed -Willing Workers On Organic Farms- for over a year on a farm in Northern California, while earning my MBA).
I am an open, respectful, kind-hearted woman and I love to share living life to the fullest with anyone who crosses my path! And that said, laissez les bons temps rouler!! (Let the good times roll, New Orleans style!)